How does NASA Handle Delivering Tragic News?

The recent shootings in Arizona raise the question, what does NASA do when they have bad news to convey? Photo Credit: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Over the past decade, events have transpired on the ground that have both indirectly and directly impacted crews on orbit. With astronauts spending as long as six months in space on the International Space Station, some have had to deal with tragedies — both intimately personal and completely national — during a mission. NASA, for its part, has done everything it can do to prepare crews for life in space, and dealing with tragedies is factored into every flight.(…) Read the rest of How does NASA Handle Delivering Tragic News? (893 words)

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